Recycled Materials

How to Reuse, Recycle and Green Your After Christmas Waste

How to Reuse, Recycle and Green Your After Christmas Waste

Want to get a P.H.D. in what to do with your P.H.W.? (That's short for post-holiday waste in case you didn't know.) While you may not have heard of the term (we kind of just made it up), we're pretty sure

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Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

The house project combines architecture, sculpture and installation art. The team led by artist Jared Cowan purposely kept to the 24 hour time limit so that the final piece doesn’t look too neat or

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Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

A monument to our throwaway society, the 30 foot tall recycled tree symbolizes the wastefulness of excessive shopping and its subsequent environmental consequences. Luzinterruptus sourced over 4,000

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Concrete Ribbons Add Contemporary Twist to Historic Courtyard in San Francisco

Concrete Ribbons Add Contemporary Twist to Historic Courtyard in San Francisco

The courtyard's sculptural and symmetric shape reflects the classical design of the 1932 Arthus Brown building. Concrete paving ribbons curve out from each entrance in the courtyard and partition the

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Adorable Recycled Paper Pressed Pets Ornaments Turn Green Christmas Trees into Fairytales

Adorable Recycled Paper Pressed Pets Ornaments Turn Green Christmas Trees into Fairytales

Christmas is just a couple days away, and these handcrafted holiday decorations would make charming eco-friendly gifts. Called Pressed Pets, these adorable ornaments are made entirely from pressed

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Nice Architects Propose a Hill Built from Construction Rubble for Adelaide Rocks in Australia

Nice Architects Propose a Hill Built from Construction Rubble for Adelaide Rocks in Australia

The artificial hill in the middle of the block is a multi-layered space built around the principles of sustainability and public accessibility. The proposal comprises a strong urban gesture - a hill built

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Sill-to-Sill is a Recycled Material Gift Shop at Hackney City Farm

Sill-to-Sill is a Recycled Material Gift Shop at Hackney City Farm

Last year, Hackney City Farm held a design competition open to architects, designers and students for the design of a new shop and info center. The Farm requested that the shop use recycled materials and

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Iconic Design Makes Unique Office Chairs from Reclaimed Lambretta Scooter Parts

Iconic Design Makes Unique Office Chairs from Reclaimed Lambretta Scooter Parts

Iconic Design has created a series of unique handcrafted office chairs from pieces of Italian Lambretta motor scooters. Jim Plester, the designer of the chairs, used traditional scooter spares; this

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Matt Gagnon’s Knit Fort Built with Reclaimed Wood Makes a Perfect Hideaway Cocoon

Matt Gagnon’s Knit Fort Built with Reclaimed Wood Makes a Perfect Hideaway Cocoon

Whether it's used as a relaxing time out space in a bustling office, a child's playroom, a chill out zone in the back yard or an exterior shade cabana in an exotic location, Gagnon's Knit Fort is one very

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Upcycle House: Lendager Arkitekter Unveils Incredible House Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

Upcycle House: Lendager Arkitekter Unveils Incredible House Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

The Upcycle House's building materials come from a vast variety of sources. The load bearing base of the home is made out of two prefabricated shipping containers that are insulated on the outside, which

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Vermont Woods Studio’s Beautiful Reclaimed Bench Takes Inspiration from Bridges

Vermont Woods Studio’s Beautiful Reclaimed Bench Takes Inspiration from Bridges

The Wood and Steel Bridges bench is a green furniture lover's dream design. Handcrafted in Vermont, this industrial-style piece is made of reclaimed wood and custom metal legs, bringing together an

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This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

Images © Graham King “The shopping cart tree symbolizes both generosity and abundance, as well as acknowledging those less fortunate where their whole world may be housed in a cart. We see shopping

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Agüevo Cork Egg Cup Keeps Soft-Boiled Eggs Warm

Agüevo Cork Egg Cup Keeps Soft-Boiled Eggs Warm

Agüevo is a new modern egg cup made from natural cork! Designed by IN-TENTA, these water-repellent, lightweight anti-slip egg cups protect soft-boiled eggs and keep them warm thanks to the great

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DIY: How To Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath in 5 Easy Steps

DIY: How To Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath in 5 Easy Steps

To create your holiday wreath you will need: - Fabric shears. These will cut through fabric more easily than standard scissors. - A collection of small pieces of fabric swatches. We used table cloths,

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School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

Built for the Vento di Terra o.n.g. and the Jerusalem Beduin Cooperative Commitee, the School of Tyres is a practical solution to provide an education for the children of the Al Khan Al Ahmar Bedouin

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6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

Image via mah_japan/Flickr Fabric Gift Wrap Fabric is the perfect reuseable material for wrapping presents because it comes in lots of colors and patterns just like wrapping paper. In Japan, fabric

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Anastasiya Kovaleva Makes Delicate Art from Recycled Materials and Food Waste

Anastasiya Kovaleva Makes Delicate Art from Recycled Materials and Food Waste

Artist Anastasiya Kovaleva’s beautiful 'Black Garden' collage is made from a collection of recycled cardboard, paper egg cartons, eggshells, garlic peels, and paper. Kovaleva's work aims to show

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Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Dutch Ruben Thier's clever Organic Factory furniture is made from plastic waste leftover from factories' overproduction. To make these outdoors wonders he sneaks in between shifts creating the durable

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Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Rewined is based in Charleston, South Carolina, but the team gathers inspiration for its candles from as far away as Chile. For their newest scent, they recently visited Chile's Colchagua Valley to meet

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the "necessity for the new" by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the

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SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

Care for a side of social justice with your lunch? Then head on over to Snow Day, a new maple syrup-themed food truck that also provides jobs to formerly incarcerated youngsters, giving them a new lease

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Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while taking the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course (CEAAD), a joint

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled

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Marcela Godoy Turns E-Waste Into Unique and Beautiful Necklaces

Marcela Godoy Turns E-Waste Into Unique and Beautiful Necklaces

Inspired by everyday electronic devices and the speed with which they are discarded nowadays, Marcela Godoy's Elle | E-Waste jewelry collection rescues electronic waste, transforming it into an ornament

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Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Dissatisfied by the lack of construction training at school, Miller seized upon the DIY design/build dream as both an educational and cash-saving opportunity. It wasn't until she began researching,

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Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization from Wisconsin, has built a tiny house for the homeless using recycled and repurposed materials. The 96 square foot home was built in only two months for about

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Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Ales Javurek beat out 300 entries to take home first prize thanks to his stellar contemporary and sustainable design made out of steel shipping containers and wood panels. The home's ability to blend in

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Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Who would have thought that snail poo could be turned into a new, colorful and flexible material? This exciting new idea was conceived by Dutch designer Lieske Schreuder, who adopted hundreds of snails

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Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Millions of people across the states drive a car to work every day - but did you ever stop to consider what happens to vehicles at the end of their lifecycles? Most wind up in salvage yards, where an

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MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

Constructed of glossy translucent fabric panels, the 5,000 square-foot Outdoor Room captures the change of light and color as polluted air settles on the city. On a clear, sunny day, the bone-white

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